WaterTalksWaterTalks is a lecture series, hosted by the Water Institute, that runs each year from September to March. Leading national and international researchers are selected to present inspiring dialogue and broadening perspectives on current water issues. The 45-minute lectures, held at the University of Waterloo, are followed by 15-minute question and answer periods. Seminars are frequently available on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming WaterTalks:

The Water Institute is pleased to announce several Fall 2019 WaterTalks. Please stay tuned as more talks will be announced in the near future! Mark your calendars!


January 16, 2020

"Redeploying existing wastewater treatment infrastructure for process intensification, resource management and energy neutrality"

Sudhir Murthy, PhD

CEO, NEWhub Corp
Senior Vice President, International Water Association
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University
2:30pm
DC 1302


January 23, 2020

"The Future of Water Law and Governance - Stories from the West"

Oliver Brandes

Oliver M. Brandes serves as Co-Director of the University of Victoria's POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, which is a part of the Centre for Global Studies, and leads the Water Sustainability Project where his work focuses on water sustainability, sound resource management, public policy development, and ecologically based legal and institutional reform. He is a founding member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo and the University of Victoria both in public policy and in law.
2:30pm
DC 1302


March 5, 2020

"Animating green stuff in hydrologic models: where we are and what is next"

Naomi (Christina) Tague

Professor of Hydrology, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, 
University of California, Santa Barbara.
2:30pm
DC 1302


April 9, 2020

"Stakeholder-Driven Modeling in Support of Groundwater Sustainability: the Floridan Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) Project​​​​​​​"

Wendy D. Graham

Director of the Water institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2:30pm
DC 1302